2020/04/11 – Tasting Notes: Kilchoman Live Tasting 10th April 2020

Kilchoman Am Burach, 46%, Cask No. 4060 Nose Surprised with floral notes: cut flowers, spring meadow. But also a lot of peat smoke, warm tar cardboard and salt. Apricot wedges grilled over time, peach and passion fruit juice, oranges. Taste A comparatively strong and full start for 46%. Intense smoke, apricots, peaches. Less floral than on the nose. Tart herbs

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2020/03/30 – Live Tasting on Friday, 10th April

The next online tasting with Anthony and James Wills was announced for April 10, 2020. This time the focus is on a preview of 4 upcoming limited releases of the year 2020.The corresponding tasting packs can be purchased from 3pm GMT today in the distillery’s online shop for £19.99 + shipping. The number of tasting packs has been increased to

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Timeline 2006

February 12: a fire breaks out in the directly fired kiln and destroys the most of it. Fortunately, a spread of the fire to other buildings can be prevented. As it is not possible to malt and kiln for several months, the malting requirement is covered with barley from Port Ellen Maltings, malted according to Ardbeg specifications. The idea of

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Timeline 2011

April: with the “Spring 2011 Release” the 6th and last of the quarterly Kilchoman editions is published. From 2012, “Machir Bay” will be established as the standard whisky. The “Spring 2011 Release” contains 3 and 4 year old whiskies, which were matured in fresh and refill Bourbon barrels. May 27: For the second time Kilchoman releases a “Feis Ile Release”.

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Timeline 2013

The average cask filling rate is now about 21 casks per week, mostly fresh ex-bourbon barrels from the Buffalo Trace Distillery, but still sherry butts, too. By the end of the year just over 130,000 litres of pure alcohol will have been produced. April 8: “Loch Gorm” is released. Named after the famous lake near the distillery, Kilchoman now gives

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Timeline 2014

January: 2 vatting tanks are installed in Warehouse No. 1. In the future they will be used to marry the barrels for the bigger editions, like “Machir Bay” and “100% Islay”, before bottling. Previously, the company relied on the help of Bruichladdich, where the barrels were emptied and married, and then returned to the Kilchoman bottling hall in large plastic

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